Indian Nobel Winners

Kailash Satyarthi

Year: 2014
Category: Peace
Work: For struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.

V. Ramakrishnan

Year: 2009
Category: Medicine
Work: For studies of the structure and function of the ribosome

Amartya Sen

Year: 1998
Category: Economics
Work: for his contributions to welfare economics.

Subramanyan Chandrasekhar

Year: 1983
Category: Physics
Work: He developed a theory on white dwarf stars which posts a limit of mass of dwarf stars known also as Chandrashekhar Limit. His theory explains the final stages of stellar evolution.

Mother Teresa

Year: 1978
Category: Peace
Work: Concern for the poor and the sick prompted her to found a new congregation, Missionaries of Charity. Having become an Indian citizen, Mother Teresa served the cause of dying destitutes, lepers and drug addicts, through Nirmal Hriday (meaning Pure Heart), the main centre of her activity. Her selfless service and unique devotion, not only to helpless fellow-Indians but also to the cause of world peace, earned her and India the first Nobel Peace Prize.

Har Govind Khorana

Year: 1968
Category: Medicine
Work: His major breakthrough in the field of Medicine - interpreting the genetic code and analysing its function in protein synthesis.

C. V. Raman

Year: 1930
Category: Physics
Work: Sir C. V. Raman received the Nobel Prize for an important optics research, in which he discovered that diffused light contained rays of other wavelengths—what is now popularly known as Raman Effect. His theory discovered in 1928 explains the change in the frequency of light passing through a transparent medium.

Rabindra Nath Tagore

Year: 1913
Category: Literature
Work: He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in recognition of his work Geetanjali, a collection of poems.

Career Scope in Print Media

Print media are lightweight, portable, disposable publications printed on paper and circulated as physical copies in forms we call books, newspapers, magazines and newsletters. They hold informative and entertaining content that is of general or special interest. They are published either once or daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly, bimonthly or quarterly. Print Media is the oldest form of media. But even today it is growing from strength to strength. Around 4000 small, medium and large newspapers and magazines across the county are registered with the Registrar of Newspapers every year. This indicates that it is a growing sector where employment opportunities are increasing with each passing day. Most of the young aspirants who want to enter the print media prefer reporting, but newspapers and magazines also seek young talent as photographers, artists, editors, computer experts, librarians, and cartoonists. Students who have writing ability, graphics or photo skills, curiosity and deter →

Wimbledon Tennis Winners 2017

Wimbledon Women SingleThe 23-year-old Spain's Garbine Muguruza won her first Wimbledon title with a straight-set win over five-time champion Venus Williams. It is 14th seed Muguruza's second Grand Slam title after her French Open triumph over Serena Williams in 2016. Wimbledon Men SingleRoger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final. Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Britain's Jamie Murray and Switzerland's Martina Hingis beat Britain's Heather Watson and Finland's Henri Kontinen in straight sets in the Wimbledon mixed doubles final. Wimbledon Mens DoublesPoland's Lukasz Kubot and Brazil's Marcelo Melo won the Wimbledon men's doubles title after beating Austrian Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic. Wimbledon Womens DoublesRussian duo Makarova and Vesnina beat Chinese Taipei's Chan Hao-ching and Romania's Monica Niculescu. →

What is Micro Credit and Self Help Group?

Micro Credit is defined as provision of thrift, credit and other financial services and products of very small amount to the poor in rural, semi-urban and urban areas for enabling them to raise their income levels and improve living standards. Micro Credit Institutions are those which provide these facilities. What is a Self-Help Group ? A Self-Help Group (SHG) is a registered or unregistered group of micro entrepreneurs having homogenous social and economic background, voluntarily coming together to save small amounts regularly. They mutually agree to contribute to a common fund and to meet their emergency needs on mutual help basis. The group members use collective wisdom and peer pressure to ensure proper end-use of credit and timely repayment thereof. In fact, peer pressure has been recognized as an effective substitute for collaterals. →

Genetically Modified Food or Crops

Genetic Modification Genetic modification refers to techniques used to manipulate the genetic composition of an organism by adding specific useful genes. A gene is a sequence of DNA that contains information that determines a particular characteristic/trait. All organisms have DNA (genes). Genes are located in chromosomes. Genes are units of inheritance that are passed from one generation to the next and provide instructions for development and function of the organism. Crops that are developed through genetic modification are referred to as genetically modified (GM) crops, transgenic crops or genetically engineered (GE) crops. Over the last 30 years, the field of genetic engineering has developed rapidly due to the greater understanding of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) as the chemical double helix code from which genes are made. The term genetic engineering is used to describe the process by which the genetic makeup of an organism can be altered using “recombinant DNA technology.” This →

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